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Greetings everyone,

Patrick (b.1803) of Meenaneary had three sons named Patrick (b. 1819), Andrew (b.1824) and Michael (b.1828). Michael emigrated to the US in 1847, then married Sarah Devinny (sp?) of who was from Dungloe.

Michael's brothers (Patrick (b.1819) and Andrew (b.1824)) were not known to have emigrated. Unfortunately, neither Patricks (b.1803 nor b.1824) wives names are certain. But Patrick's (b. 1824) son (naturally named Patrick (b.1860)..ha ha.) was married to Anne Byrne/O'Byrne.
I have completed a great deal of online research (i.e. RootsIreland, Flax Growers, Tithe Applotment & Griffith's Valuation, Nat'l Archives of Ireland, to name a few) and have found the 1901 & 1911 census' whereby Patrick (b. 1824) was living with his son (Patrick b. 1860), wife Anne Byrne (O'Byrne) and grandchildren. Aged 92!!

I am planning a trip to the Donegal area in August 2021, thus would love some local assistance, as available/interested. Additionally, any information I can gather prior to the trip would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Susan L. Moran

Friday 4th June 2021, 06:52PM

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  • Susan:

    I will alert our HQ regarding your trip.

    As you likely know from all your research, there are no Glencolmkille RC parish records online and whatever records exist starting 1880 or later are held at the local level.

    I looked at the 1857 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Glencolumbkille civil parish and the only McGinley listed in Meenaneary was Charles McGinley.

    This Charles McGinley died in 1874  see fourth record and presumably the Patrick McGinley shown as the informant was the 1824 Patrick McGinley. Likely Charles was the older brother to Patrick McGinley and Patrick took over the lease. Not sure what happened to the widow.

    The 1824 Patrick McGinley died in 1917 and was shown as 98 years old.

    see ninth record

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 4th June 2021, 10:27PM
  • Hello Roger

    I can't thank you enough for your time and efforts.

    As well, looking forward to digging a little deeper once in Glencolumbkille. Cross fingers that I can learn more at a local level.

    Kind regards


    Susan L. Moran

    Saturday 12th June 2021, 05:48PM